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Meaning of EUCALYPTUS

Pronunciation:  `yooku'liptus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a tree of the genus Eucalyptus
  2. [n]  wood of any of various eucalyptus trees valued as timber
 

EUCALYPTUS is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: eucalypt, eucalyptus tree
 
 See Also: alpine ash, blue gum, Eucalypt ovata, eucalyptus, Eucalyptus amygdalina, Eucalyptus calophylla, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Eucalyptus camphora, Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus coriacea, Eucalyptus delegatensis, Eucalyptus fraxinoides, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus maculata, Eucalyptus maculata citriodora, Eucalyptus pauciflora, Eucalyptus regnans, Eucalyptus rostrata, Eucalyptus viminalis, fever tree, flooded gum, genus Eucalyptus, ghost gum, gum, gum tree, lemon-scented gum, mallee, manna gum, marri, mountain ash, mountain oak, mountain swamp gum, peppermint, peppermint gum, red gum, river gum, river red gum, smoothbark, snow gum, spotted gum, stringybark, swamp gum, white ash, white mountain ash, wood

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Eu`ca*lyp"tus\, n. [NL., from GR. ? well, good + ?
covered. The buds of Eucalyptus have a hemispherical or
conical covering, which falls off at anthesis.] (Bot.)
A myrtaceous genus of trees, mostly Australian. Many of them
grow to an immense height, one or two species exceeding the
height even of the California Sequoia.

Note: They have rigid, entire leaves with one edge turned
      toward the zenith. Most of them secrete resinous gums,
      whence they called {gum trees}, and their timber is of
      great value. {Eucalyptus Globulus} is the blue gum; {E.
      gigantea}, the stringy bark: {E. amygdalina}, the
      peppermint tree. {E. Gunnii}, the Tasmanian cider tree,
      yields a refreshing drink from wounds made in the bark
      in the spring. Other species yield oils, tars, acids,
      dyes and tans. It is said that miasmatic valleys in
      Algeria and Portugal, and a part of the unhealthy Roman
      Campagna, have been made more salubrious by planting
      groves of these trees.



 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a eucalyptus in your dream, represents protection and the need to feel protected.
 

 

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